Director of Admissions

Territories

States: 
Washington D.C., New York (Manhattan and Boroughs)

Contact

Email: 
tvaldes@brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-7474

About

What's your go-to sushi roll? My go-to roll would have to be the Pink Lady at Sushiland!

Who is the most inspirational woman in your life? My mother is the most inspirational woman in my life. I greatly admire the achievements she has made as a physician and a mother; but most importantly, I am inspired by her limitless faith in the goodness of people. She is a patient woman who is generous with her time and has a youthful eagerness for new experiences!

Describe a nostalgic childhood memory. Road trips with my family are probably the most memorable. We ate Better Cheddar Crackers and Soft Batch cookies while my sister "strongly encouraged" that we learn the lyrics from 1980 electronic pop bands such as New Order, Erasure, and Depeche Mode. The song Bizarre Love Triangle always puts a smile on my face when I hear it!

Best gift you've been given? The best gift I've been given (to myself) would have to be this year's birthday present. I purchased a Mini Cooper with racing stripes (cosmic blue with white stripes), which I've nicknamed "Captain Wentworth" after my favorite Jane Austen character in her novel Persuasion.  

Describe the worst haircut you've ever gotten. When I was 13 years old, I visited family in the Philippines and went to a salon. I asked for a "bowl cut" (which may have been a style in the late 1980s.) Unfortunately, before I could even provide clarification (since I wasn't as fluent in Tagalog as I had hoped to be), the stylist put a bowl on my head and just started chopping. It was the first time I had ever cried after getting a haircut and since then I will always draw a picture or bring a photo for more details!

What's your favorite place/thing to eat on the Main Line? The grilled chicken Banh Mi with a Taro Bubble Tea from Pholicious is currently my favorite thing to eat!